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BatteryDAQ's online monitoring systems provide outstanding solutions for NERC PRC-005 compliance

The only solution designed specifically for the Utility marketplace

Solve for the following common challenges of substation battery maintenance

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  • Multitude of sites with different battery manufacturers, models, and capacities.
  • Load testing is difficult to schedule, time consuming, and costly to perform.
  • Existing inspection procedures are often ineffective. Visual inspections, and “snap shot” manual testing cannot reliably identify deteriorated batteries.
  • Post seal/corrosion caused failures.
  • Manual internal resistance/conductance measurement data is often inconsistent.
  • Historical resistance/conductance data is difficult to manage.
  • Overwhelming amount of crippling data.
  • Existing remote battery monitoring systems are costly, unreliable, and ineffective.

 What constitutes effective remote monitoring?

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  • Your back up power works when needed.
  • Battery-related catastrophic failure can be avoided.
  • Targeted, knowledge-based maintenance can be scheduled. Deteriorated batteries can be identified before initial site visits to severely limit redundancy.
  • Extended battery service life.
  • Battery warranty claims can be simplified with complete historical battery data.
  • Budgeting becomes easier and more accurate.
  • Reduced maintenance and procurement costs.

 Comprehensive solutions resulting from 20+ years of battery monitoring experience

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  • Robust hardware design for a long service life – set it and forget it.
  • Accurate, high-resolution measurement.
  • Automatically captures discharge curve for each cell.
  • Easy to install and use.
  • Multiple communication methods for battery performance data.
  • Easy to integrate to existing central monitoring software.

 

The only 24/7 BMS built specifically for vented 2V battery room evironments.

 Installation example

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  • NEMA 4 (IP65) grade protection
  • Internal resistance/impedance
  • Cell-to-cell connection resistance
  • Float current, charge/discharge current
  • Ambient/ Multiple pilot temperature
  • Specific gravity
  • Integrated with 6,000 site capacity

 Roadmap to full scale implementation

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  1. Select several sites with old and new batteries.
  2. Install state-of-health BMS from several vendors.
  3. Evaluate all aspects: installation/wiring, field configuration, accuracy, repeatability, discharge capture, actionable data, software and network integration, and technical support.
  4. Compare results from each system, including status quo.
  5. Set a strategic plan for full scale implementation.

 

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